Nature Based Wellbeing: Introduction to Nature Journaling

Dates: Saturday 17 August 2024

Times: 10:00am - 1:00pm

Location: Goodman Building, Adelaide Botanic Garden (E17 on the map).

Tickets: $90.00 per person (plus booking fee)


Spend your time in deep reflection and nourish your soul during an intimate and inspiring Nature Journaling workshop.

Explore the gentle art of observation, contemplation and recording through various enjoyable and easy methods.

Nature journaling is for anyone who would like to deepen their relationship with both nature and self.

You don't need to be artistic or have special equipment.

It can be practiced indoors, outdoors, rain, hail or shine.

The workshop begins with a talk which delves into the purpose of journaling as a wellbeing practice, the context of environment and the various ways in which observations can be recorded.

You'll then be guided through a mindfulness practice before embarking on journaling exercises.

On a meditative walk-through Mount Lofty Botanic Garden, you will use senses available to you to look, touch, smell and collect natural and botanical materials before enjoying a morning tea.

The second half of the workshop digs deeper into the applied and personal practice of nature journaling.

A hardcover water colour journal, paint set, and pen is included in the cost of the workshop.

There will be an outdoor component of this workshop, so please dress accordingly to the weather conditions on the day.

About Emma

Emma Lewellyn designs and delivers Therapeutic Horticulture and Nature-based Wellbeing programs at the Botanic Gardens and State Herbarium. Emma is a qualified and professional horticulturalist, garden designer, holistic therapies practitioner, qualified aromatherapist and an experienced garden educator.

Her practice is grounded in the ethics and principles of permaculture, honouring earth care, people care, and equity.

At the Botanic Gardens, Emma develops and delivered tailored programs for various community cohorts with an emphasis on social inclusion and co-creation.

Her approach is strengths-based and client centered.

She also runs a suite of engaging public workshops and wellbeing sessions for staff and volunteers.

This workshop can be delivered as part of the Therapeutic Horticulture program and customised for a particular group, inquire by contacting for more information.

Photo credit: Emma Lewellyn

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